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Bodies of unidentified skiers found in la Grave

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The bodies of two skiers were found yesterday evening at the foot of a couloir in la Grave, one in the vallon d’Orcière at 2000m, the other 100m higher up at the foot of the cliff face. The police have yet to identify the men, as they had no identity papers and no one has been reported missing in either la Grave or les Deux Alpes. ...It is not clear what happened, but one theory the police are working on is that the men were in les Deux Alpes and skied over to la Grave by mistake.

If you have any information that could help, contact the Gendarmerie at la Grave.

Source: http://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/0810-mystery-of-dead-skiers-la-grave/
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not a good place to get lost
in fact that area is a perfect illustration of why you should not follow other people's tracks. i'm not sure if there is a way through without using ropes
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Arno, I hadn't appreciated that it was possible to ski to LG from LDA by mistake. Quite a hike over, even with the piste-basher tow, when we did it. I take it the unfortunate skiers would have been skirting around lower down?
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achilles,

Have to agree, Difficult to see how anybody could get lost from LDA in LG Confused
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kwakazx6r wrote:
achilles,
Difficult to see how anybody could get lost from LDA in LG Confused



Link to LDA piste map.
http://www.igluski.com/resortMap.cfm?methd=pistemap&rid=64

Looks like the run down from the top Jandri station (before you go up the top glacier and to the piste-basher tow) goes very much in the direction of La Grave. Haven't done the run so I don't know if it is well fenced off at the bottom of the cul-de-sac to prevent such a mishap - it should be!


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achilles, well, i would tend to agree with you, but who knows?
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JanA,

See what you mean, The run is 'Signal' I think ? Cant remember from last year if its cleraly fenced off at the bottom, although I think the bottom lift last year was shut Confused
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JanA, kwakazx6r, it is Signal, & it is clearly fenced off (or was when we were there last March) & it's pretty obvious that the chair up is the way out... you wouldn't just carry on down by accident.
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going off the bottom of that run wouldn't funnel you into Orcieres either
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JanA, You couldn't ski off the bottom of there, though you could fall off it if you climbed over the barrier netting and tried really hard. Wouldn't take you anywhere near La Grave though.
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Lizzard, youre quite clearly mistaken... unfortunately, these two guys have ended up in the grave!!!








igmc Shocked
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There is an update here on Pistehors today by davidof, ......

It's a sad, tragic and utter waste of life. What price a guide now?

I get very angry sometimes at just how casual some treat the mountains, especially at La Grave. That's not the only tale of woe. Read also on Pistehors about the Belgian boarders at La Grave.
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yes - very sad

not sure exaclty where they were but when I skied the left side of Orcieres a while back there was a sign warning people not to proceed without mountaineering equipment. our route required 2 abseils (one pretty long) and was spectacular but clearly not a place to find yourself with no kit
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